Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Deck Hand

7+ cruises


Helpful Vote

3 out of 5

Nothing Special

Sail Date: November 01, 2013

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

I found stores poor. They only had very pricey products. Jewelry store was the worst. I found the same item in St. Thomas and Nassau about $1\,000.00 less. There was no place to sit quietly anywhere on ship. Lots of things for youngsters. Little anywhere for older crowd\, especially to sit back and relax. Service in dining room was VERY slow. There was no easy listening music group in an lounge from about 4 to 6 or 6:30 PM\, so you could unwind. Boardwalk was okay\, but restaurants are really geared toward youngsters (who exactly is the demographic and who statistically goes on cruises??). Specialty restaurants are too pricey. Our room\, a junior suite\, was very spacious\, and the walk-in closet was fantastic. Debarkation was smooth and quick\, but embarkation was terrible. We had to wait a rather long time for the clerk to do something\, though she never did explain where she went off to. Need more check-in lines or somewhere to sit during this process. The formal night is a pass idea today. Airlines charge for suitcases\, and to bring formal or dress clothes usually requires an extra one. Recommend you find something else to take its place.

Pros: Food in Windjammer\, room\, walk-in closet\, coffee in room\, service\, debarkation was smooth and quick\, embarkation was too slow for me\, compared to other cruises

Cons: No good stores on board\, no place quiet for R&R\, not as special as I thought\, very slow service in dining room\, on day at sea\, restaurants and shops did not open until 11 AM and people\, with money to spend\, had no place to go and just had to walk around or sit around doing nothing

Recommends Oasis of the Seas? No.

Ship Quality
Boardwalk was nice but far too noisy and busy (always something going on preventing any real enjoyment)to even enjoy. Central Park are was nice but there are not enough places to sit. Need some easy listening music for the couples to R&R after a day out (from 4 to 6 or 6:30 PM).We concluded the cruise was nice but there really was/is no reason to go on this ship versus another. It did not offer all that much other ships do not.
Food and Dining
Food was great at Windjammer. Service in the dining room was way too slow.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very large room (junior suite)\, fantastic walk-in closet. For once\, we did not trip over suitcases the entire cruise.
Service and Staff
There is little for an older person to do during the day/late afternoon before dinner and there are no easy listening music groups in lounges so you could sit and relax. On the day at sea\, stores and restaurants opened at 11 AM\, yet people were all ready to buy or eat earlier\, so most sat around bored\, doing nothing but wait for them to open. The Boardwalk was nice but way too busy and noisy to ever really enjoy. There was way too much hubbub going on most of the time to relax or enjoy--and do older persons really enjoy all the noise and hubbub? Debarkation was smooth and easy and not long\, but embarkation was slow and had to wait forever. As I said\, formal or dress up night is pass today. To do this requires another suitcase and airlines charge extra for this. Thus\, need an alternative.

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